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Are Third Parties Excused From Liability for Aiding and Abetting Unlawful Employment Practices? Don't (A)bet on It . . .
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. On May 5, 2021, the Oregon Court of Appeals determined that "any person"—not just employers or employees—can be subject to liability for aiding and abetting an unlawful employment pract...
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Employee Noncompete Agreements Have Uncertain Future after Executive Order
For a printable PDF copy of this article, please click here. Federal government to consider supplanting state law with nationwide ban or limits on noncompetes. President Biden signed an executive order today encouraging the Federal Trade Commission...
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New Oregon Laws Impacting Employers in 2021
The Oregon Legislature passed a number of bills this session that may affect employers, including new restricting noncompetition agreements, expanding employment and school district discrimination definitions related to hairstyles and dress codes, an...
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How HOT Is Too HOT? Oregon OSHA’s New High and Extreme Heat Rule
For a printable PDF copy of this article, please click here. During Oregon’s extreme heat wave in June, an agricultural worker in Marion County tragically passed away as a result of heat illness. In response, Oregon OSHA adopted a temporary emergenc...
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NLRB General Counsel Declares That College Athletes Are Employees
On September 29, 2021, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo (the “GC”) for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued General Counsel Memorandum 21-08 (“GC Memo”) announcing that scholarship athletes at private universities playing football in the...
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Washington’s New Statutory Wage Lien: The Next Pressure Tactic Against WA Employers
As we look ahead to 2022, it’s time to remind Washington employers that the Washington Wage Recovery Act (the “Act”) becomes effective January 1, 2022. Under the Act, employees can attach a lien (i.e., a legal hold) on certain property for allegedly...
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